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    AngusFangus is offline Senior Member
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    Angus has always been a "tail up" kind of boy. As in straight up, all the time, carried like a flag. I have always read that it denotes great confidence and self-assurance. That he is. ;D

    When we first got Simon, his tail was carried very low, sometimes between his legs. :-\ Then for several months it flattened out and he carried it in line with his topline. Over the past month or so, I have noticed that now he, too, is carrying it high. ;D

    I don't really know whether this is anything to be proud of or rejoice about. Perhaps it means that I have not one, but two dominant personalities on my hands. But I like to think that it just means that we have given Simon more security and confidence about himself. And I like to think that I have confident, happy, secure dogs. :P A hallmark of Crash's personality was always his self-confidence and unflappable nature. I am not sure, of course, but I am hoping it is something that I have instilled in them, in some way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AngusFangus

    I don't really know whether this is anything to be proud of or rejoice about. Perhaps it means that I have not one, but two dominant personalities on my hands. But I like to think that it just means that we have given Simon more security and confidence about himself.
    I think that it means Simon is more secure.

    J&A both carry their tails straight up, and we celebrate each time we see Tatum's go up, too. I think it just means happy dogs.
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    Definitely, Connie! If he carried it sometimes tucked under before - definitely!!! You don't have two dominant dogs, you have two HAPPY dogs! ;D




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    DefaultRe: Tail position

    You done good, Connie! I agree with Amy... you have two happy dogs!! ;D

    Henry carries his tail straight up too when we're out walking... at home or at daycare, it's more relaxed. :

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    It's funny how you can read their tails, isn't it? With Tucker, his normal position is tail down, relaxed, just swishing back and forth...he reminds us of a lion...when he's roaming around walking.

    When playing, tail's usually out straight out or up; when I'm talking to him in that sing-song-y voice, tail up and waggin'.

    When he sees people or somebody's coming, it's tail up, expectantly! When in the field sniffing something, tail UP...somethin's here, somethin's here...don't see anything, but I know somethin's HERE! ;D


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    Yay Simon! You have gained self confidence.

    Zoe is a high tailer most the times. She's too self confident.
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